Optima Dovetail Chisels

The unique blade shape of Optima Dovetail Chisels makes them perfect for light chopping, paring and precision fitting of your finest joinery. The 4" long, 1/8" thin blade is sized just right for close-up, intimate work, allowing clear visibility of your material. The unique concave side bevels allow the chisel to pare into the tightest corners of dovetail joints. They have a refinement, balance and feel that is unmatched. 

All Blue Spruce Toolworks Optima Chisels feature a lapped and polished back with flatness measured in light bands (the same system used to measure silicon wafers). This incredible surface results in edge sharpness unlike any other chisel in the world. You will never have to flatten the backs of your Blue Spruce Optima chisels, ever. And, when you unbox your new Optima Chisels, they’re razor sharp and 100% ready to go to work. No sharpening, no honing, no nothing. 

Optima Dovetail Chisel blades extend 4" beyond the ferrule. The standard chisel handles fit most hands comfortably for both mallet work and delicate paring cuts. There's also a longer version those of us with larger hands will appreciate. You have two choices of wood for the handle: Resin-Infused Figured Maple or Bolivian Rosewood. 

This set includes the four most commonly used chisel sizes, 1/8”, 1/4", 3/8” and 1/2".

This set adds two larger chisels to the 4-piece set, making it ideal for larger furniture joinery.  1/8”, 1/4", 3/8”, 1/2", 5/8” and 3/4". 

Our most complete set includes every size you’re likely to need to create precision joinery: 1-1/2", 1", 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", 3/8", 1/4", and 1/8".

Please note, wood is a natural product and wood grain, color, and figure vary greatly. No two chisels will look exactly alike, but we make our greatest effort to match each of your chisel handles when purchased as a set. If you are not satisfied with your chisels, contact our customer service and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. 

Use the drop-down menus below to select your options. You can get your Optima Dovetail Chisels in individual blade widths or together in a set, and you have your choice of Resin-Infused Curly Maple or Bolivian Rosewood handle. 

We have retired Cocobolo as an option due to shipping restrictions and access to quality stock.  We have sufficient supply to handle any special orders.  Please contact orders@bluesprucetoolworks for any special requests.  

New ferrule design.  We have modified the ferrule and handle to match our Bench and Butt chisels.  As is always the case when we retire styles and colors we keep sufficient stock for you to complete your sets.  Please contact orders@bluesprucetoolworks for any special requests.  

Keep in mind that these chisel sets are made to order.  You can expect to receive yours approximately 4-6 weeks from the date your order is placed. Thanks for your patience.


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